12 March 2012

And Grannie... what big eyes, er, teeth...

...oh, never mind...

The per capita rate of new syphilis cases across Canada has soared almost 10-fold since 2000, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Chlamydia rates, after falling through most of the 1990s, have jumped 66% since 2000, with more than 87,000 total new cases in 2009.

The phenomenon seems particularly relevant to middle-aged and older people, who appear to be flooding to dating websites, and are generally less apt to practise safe sex, suggest some analysts.
It's a brave new world.


4 comments:

Eskimo said...

It's a sad world when Grandpa is getting more trim than me :(

Neo Conservative said...

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"eskimo says... Grandpa is getting more trim"

and, apparently... more genital sores.

yikers... there's a picture i didn't want in my head.

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Anonymous said...

Hmm sounds like the old guy who went to his Doctor with some problems.
As a result of the examination the Doctor found he had Syphilis Gonorrhea, Herpes and was H.I.V. Positive.
His Good Doctor diagnosed him as being an .....Incurable romantic.
Cheers Bubba

CJ said...

Actually if you were to investigate the situation you would most likely find that 99% of the STD increase, particularly in syphilis, is entirely within the "gay community".